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CBS
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a missing persons case until they hear othe
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
ignoring it. our anne makovec joins us now from walnut creek to explain that pg&e is urging conservation this morning. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. here in downtown walnut creek, it is hanging around the lower 60s. you can see from this live time and temperature behind me. it's going to get up to 102 here in walnut creek. that creates two issues. number one, it's a "spare the air" day and the possibility of power outages so many people are running their air- conditioning it could lead to overload. that's what happened in castro valley this weekend. more than 30,000 pg&e customers lost power for almost three hours on saturday night. pg&e says it was a heat-related equipment failure issue. the mere thought of not having ac can have us sweating. but this may make things easier on the power grid. shut your windows and keep blinds closed in the morning, right now, to keep cool air trapped in the home. try to remember to turn off lights and appliances either right now or before the sun comes up. do your best to use them later in the evening when it's cool. and se
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimneys, ironically about t
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
, chp has issued a wind advisory. use caution. 18 minutes from the bridge to the maze. and roadwork to report. 101 southbound through brisbane various lanes blocked as well as northbound 101 as you work your way through oyster point to brisbane so give yourself some extra time through there. that's a look at traffic. let's check your weather. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. out the door this morning, we have a few areas of low clouds especially inland. partly cloudy and breezy around the bay and low clouds at the coast. temperatures for the morning from the upper 40s, yeah, not a lot of clouds out there so cooling off in the overnight hours, to 60 degrees around the bay. for the afternoon temperatures are slightly warmer today. sunny, mild inland anywhere from 70 to 78 degrees. mostly sunny around the bay and slightly breezy with temperatures ranging from 65 to 68 degrees. and mostly sunny and breezy along the coastline. a nice afternoon expected. hot temperatures, real hot temperatures are on the way. we'll take a look at the seven- day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
from the north side of the freeway or use hidden valley on- and off-ramps. this is close to the orinda bart. give yourself some extra time. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >>> hey, thanks, gianna. temperatures today slightly warmer. lower 80s from concord to livermore, upper 70s in san jose, 74 in oakland, 69 in san francisco. 80s napa to santa rosa. hot temperatures in store for the weekend. i have your seven-day forecast in just a few moments. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ever since the deadly san bruno gas pipe explosion, a lot of people have been very jumpy about pipes in their area. now we're hearing about the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. let's go to pg&e -- excuse me, pg&e right now trying to cap a gas line break in downtown orinda. anne makovec is there where there were some evacuations overnight. anne joins us by phone. >> reporter: yeah, they started evacuations but quickly realized the situation wasn't as serious as they originally thought and they called off the evacuation. two blocks of moraga way closed down right
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
solo drivers but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. right now the bay bridge chec
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00am PDT
, violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> some people in gainesville held their own interfaith service last night. organizers say their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of the jones' church. >>> 75 of the most influential people in silicon valley are urging major league baseball to let oakland as move to san jose. ceos from cisco systems, ebay, yahoo, sun power and other companies signed a two-page letter of solidarity. it urges baseball commissioner bud selig to let as and the city move forward with the downtown ballpark near hp pavilion. baseball officials have spent more than a year on this issue and have yet to make a decision on territorial rights. the san francisco giants are trying to use that to prevent san jose from getting its own team. >>> san francisco tops the charts when it comes to college metro areas. that's according to the american institute for economic research. it has been named the best large metro area for college students. the annual report ranks areas on factors like earning potential, diversity
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to co
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am PDT
pipeline was damaged. >> i understand that the word risk was used and my understanding is that it refers to high consequence area and it's a definition in pipeline -- in pipeline regulatory terms, the definition that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the pipe. >> reporter: terms aside, though, when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern in other communities. pg&e has more than 6,000 miles of transmission lines in california. they have been ordered to inspect them all with the concentration on high pressure lines in densely populated neighborhoods like this one here in san bruno. now, also this morning, at 8:00 a.m., we are expecting to hear some new information from the san mateo county coroner's office. we do have several people still missing this morning. so we might have some information coming in about them. >> anne in san bruno, thank you. >>> pg&e is giving each household in the disaster zone up to $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
to a resource center for blast victims used a false name and said he lived in the crestmoor neighborhood. he then allegedly accepted more than $2,000 in gift cards. prosecutors also say he spent nine nights in hilton hotels paid for by pg&e. >>> the off again on again execution is now off again and it will be for some time. albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tonight. it would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. but the state supreme court denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until 2011 because california's supply of lethal injection drugs expires tomorrow. a new supply won't arrive until next year. >>> a bay area mom is in jail this morning accused of having sex with a minor. she turned herself in last night. the victim between the ages of 15 and 17. police say parents contacted them after noticing suspicious behavior between their teen and the 47-year-old who is a family friend. authorities seized computer equipment and phones from her home
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am PDT
we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> but a lot of relieved parents and kids, i'm sure. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, corrected luggage, interviewed -- checked luggage, int
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am PDT
telling us those bodies were chopped up. they are believed to be the women who had not been seen since wednesday. he had apparently either stayed at the home as a tenant or guest and there is another missing person connected to this case. 35-year-old frederick salis is the son of 73-year-old ricardo salis of hercules. he was found beaten to death in his home saturday allegedly by valdemoro. we have a reporter headed to vallejo and we'll have more on this story at 5:30. >>> in other news the condition of fremont police officer shot in oakland last week has improved after another surgery. yesterday's surgery on 39-year- old todd young was successful. his condition upgraded to serious but stable. the shooting suspect is still in jail in san diego. that is 20-year-old andrew barrientos. he is now charged with attempted murder. he is expected to be arraigned in alameda county next tuesday. >>> we are starting the third month without a state budget. lawmakers ended their session last night after debating two budget plans. governor schwarzenegger says he will not sign a budget without tax ref
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am PDT
not use uranium. >>> this morning, two bodies still in the small plane that crashed on the peninsula. that plane taking off from the san carlos airport about noon yesterday. a few minutes later, it crashed into a lagoon at redwood shores. some boaters in the area quickly got to the crash scene but couldn't rescue anyone from the plane. emergency personnel recovered a woman's body from the water, but two people still in the cockpit will not be removed until investigators check the wreckage. several people saw that plane go down. >> we heard this plane coming that sounded very loud. we over here at the restaurant. and just didn't sound right, kind of clackety clack. and then thump. >> one of the bodies in the plane is believed to be that of the owner. he is 92-year-old robert borrmann, who owns a steel company in east palo alto. witness say the pilot was a hero for intentionally steering the plane away from buildings near the crash site. >>> a marin county man is suing his local sheriff's office after a deputy repeatedly shocked him with a stun gun at the man's home. >> put your hands
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
track will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. l
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 5:00am PDT
-year-old william uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. right now, heavy demolition and clean-up are going on here at the site in the neighborhood leveled by that explosion. the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed. that process started yesterday. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to mak
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am PDT
entrusted traffic to us on labor day. >> look at what we've we're dealing with. >> traffic conditions around the bay. >> there you go. >> wow. >> i don't think we can screw that up too much. >> there is a truck. >> it is leaving town. >> ok. >> bay bridge. [ laughter ] >> there is a car. >> oh, wait, there are a few more in there. >> somebody has to go to work just like us. >> san mateo, taillights. are headed over to the -- >> foster city. >> yeah. >> the peninsula. >> so, we didn't do too bad, did we? >> what was great this morning is i put my car on cruise control when i left the house. didn't take it off until we got here. nobody is out there. we should be taking it easy today. what a great day to do it today. you got clear skies all the way inland. check out the nice crescent moon over the bay right now. i'll tell you what. this will be one of the spectacular days outside. we have the offshore winds blowing if you're heading out the door this morning, plenty of sunshine all the way to the coastline. little cool in spots. especially inland. the temperatures dropping off overnight.
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeals and can also go to the u.s. supreme court. but the ti
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am PDT
on the peninsula so use caution. oracle open world is taking place this weekend, howard closed between third and not your, mason between ellis and o'farrell starting saturday and eastbound taylor between o'farrell and eddy starting on sunday. use mass transit if you plan to head to the area near the moscone center. also a fog advisory for the bay bridge right now. chp has issued that this morning around 1:30:00 a.m., no delays at the toll plaza. that's traffic. tracy has the forecast. a little misty. >> yeah, misty, drizzle, fog, clouds, you name it. heading out the door this morning, fog and drizzle along the coastline and around the bay and areas of dense fog especially well inland in some of our valleys for the morning. temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to the mid-60s. for this afternoon, mostly sunny skies but temperatures are going to cool down a bit. near 80 degrees inland today. upper 60s around the bay with a mix of sun and clouds. and check out the coastline, low clouds and drizzle expected well during the day. we have your weekend forecast cooler weather and even
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am PDT
makovec joins us from oakland to explain what happened. anne. >> reporter: well, looks like she got caught in some sort of crossfire. the 6-year-old girl was sleeping in her bedroom according to police when she ended up getting hit with a bullet in her upper arm. she is going to be okay. but she is at the hospital. it happened at this house here behind me on the 1600 block of seminary avenue south of international boulevard in oakland. several rounds were fired at this home at around 2:15. police believe by the number of gunshots that were fired, there was likely more than one shooter involved. no one has been arrested, unfortunately, police believe this could be a gang-related incident and apparently according to the people who live here, there was a -- some sort of incident involving a shooting here about a month ago. the shooter is unknown. she is the 6-year-old girl will be okay. >>> federal investigators are looking into the possibility of a link between a power failure and this month's explosion and fire in san bruno. the electric outage in milpitas affected pg&e's natural gas
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am PDT
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CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00am PDT
materials were found in the house. dynamite, c-4 and uranium, a radioactive chemical used in dirty bombs or armor-piercing ammunition. those materials were found in both a storage locker he rented as well as in the house. so there's a couple of big questions here in vallejo. what exactly was all that material all about? we do know that he was involved with chemical science. some of it may have been used for his job. but we're talking about some serious materials. and then again, who killed these women? sydnie. >> anne, what an incredibly complicated story. how many police departments are involved? >> reporter: several. the chp and federal agencies including the atf. >> anne, thank you. anne makovec in vallejo. >>> find much more of this story including unedited video from each crime scene. it's all on our website, cbs5.com. >>> oakland's police chief disagrees with the police officer's union on the impact of recent police layoffs. 80 officers laid off in july. last week union officials said crime in oakland has increased 8.5% since then. but police chief anthony batts is not connecting t
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